Nathan Rott Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.
Nathan Rott at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., September 27, 2018. (photo by Allison Shelley)
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Nathan Rott

Correspondent, National Desk

Nathan Rott is a correspondent on NPR's National Desk, where he focuses on environment issues and the American West.

Based at NPR West in Culver City, California, Rott spends a lot of his time on the road, covering everything from breaking news stories like California's wildfires to in-depth issues like the management of endangered species and many points between.

Rott owes his start at NPR to two extraordinary young men he never met. As the first recipient of the Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship in 2010, he aims to honor the memory of the two brothers by carrying on their legacy of making the world a better place.

A graduate of the University of Montana, Rott prefers to be outside at just about every hour of the day. Prior to working at NPR, he worked a variety of jobs including wildland firefighting, commercial fishing, children's theater teaching, and professional snow-shoveling for the United States Antarctic Program. Odds are, he's shoveled more snow than you.

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CalFire Captain Matt Newberry has been fighting fire for more than two decades, but he and his crew hit a wall last year. Climate change is increasing the frequency, intensity and range of wildfires, putting psychological strain on those tasked with trying to contain them. Talia Herman for NPR hide caption

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As Fires Worsen, A Mental Health Crisis For Those Battling Them

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Republicans Push Back On Historic Nomination Of Deb Haaland For Interior Secretary

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Rep. Deb Haaland, D-N.M., during her Senate hearing Tuesday to be Interior Secretary. If confirmed, she would be the first Native American to hold the post. Jim Watson/AP hide caption

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Why Firefighters Are Facing A Growing Mental Health Challenge

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A horizontal drilling rig and a pump jack sit on federal land in Lea County, N.M., in September. The state stands to lose royalties and revenue from a Biden administration pause on new oil and gas leases. Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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How Biden Administration Plans To Navigate Challenging Topic Of Climate Change

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President Joe Biden is directing the U.S. to rejoin the international Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to cut global greenhouse gas emissions. Here, activists rally on Dec. 12, 2015. Francois Guillot/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Deb Haaland would be the country's first Native American Cabinet secretary. She opposed many Trump environmental rollbacks on public lands and considers climate change "the challenge of our lifetime." Juan Labreche/AP hide caption

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In Historic Move, Biden To Pick Native American Rep. Haaland As Interior Secretary

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Trump Administration Postpones Listing Monarch Butterfly As Endangered Species

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Biden Pledges To Conserve Nearly A Third Of U.S. Land And Water By 2030

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U.S. Heads Into Winter Months With Coronavirus Cases Surging

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